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10/18/2016 (Article)

  • 2018 Race Date Set

    July 9, 2018, will see the first starts for the 2018 Pacific Cup. This will be the 20th running of our classic race from San Francisco to Oahu.The Pac Cup Board considered several possible weeks for our race starts, balancing tides (we prefer to start on an outgoing tide), climate trends (too early and there's no Pacific High, too late and there's too many tropical storms), school and race calendars, and moonlight (we prefer to race with some moonlight, but that's not always possible). ... more ...

09/27/2016 (Article)

  • 2018 Officers and Board elected at Annual Meeting

    The PCYC has elected its slate of officers and directors for the 2018 race cycle. Elections took place at the Annual Meeting October 17, 7:30, at Richmond Yacht Club.  Supporters of the race are invited to join PCYC or renew their memberships here. ... more ...

07/30/2016 (Press Release)

07/28/2016 (Article)

  • The 2016 Pac Cup – Mountains, Holes and Moguls - by Jim Quancy

    This year’s Pac Cup was wind, wind and more wind. Getting out of Dodge that first day, the missing light wind ridge, north and south – there was good wind everywhere. The strong high north east of Hawaii and an unbroken string of Tropical Depressions created these strong winds across the whole course. And winds means waves. And yes, there were waves. ... more ...
  • Darby: To Reroute or Not to Reroute?

    If any 2016 Pacific Cup racers have kids, it’s unlikely they’ll name them Darby. The position of the Pacific High made for a fast passage for boats on the front of the fleet, but Darby wreaked havoc on the routing plans of boats at the middle to end of the fleet. When consultations with weather experts Rick Sheema, the Weather Guy, and Commander’s Weather led to a notice to racers about Darby, Pac Cup officials lifted the ban on using outside paid weather routing and provided up-to-date weather ... more ...

07/27/2016 (Article)

  • July 27 Update - Mirador's in, let the parties begin!

    Aloha, Mirador! The Antrim 27 finished this morning at 9:38 a.m. marking the fleet’s longest passage. Skipper Eric Devaney and his son Will faced a number of challenges that extended their time at sea. Hand steering with a double-reefed, shredded man was exhausting, so they hove to when rest was needed. “We did the best we could,” said Eric Devaney. “We wanted to complete the race.” It was the second Pac Cup for this father and son team. ... more ...

07/26/2016 (Article)

  • June 26 Update

    As Pacific Cup racers have enjoyed their hot showers and gotten their land legs again, they are posting photos and videos on social media. Wondering what it’s like to cross the Pacific on the Ker 56 Varuna VI? Find out here. Crew from the Santa Cruz 50 Hula Girl, the provisional winner of Pasha Hawaii Division D, have posted videos from their ride. At the Pacific Cup Yacht Club Facebook Page we are sharing photos and videos from many boats, including onboard shots from Manouch Moshayedi’s super ... more ...

07/25/2016 (Article)

  • July 25 Update – Sun is Shining at KYC!

    After a day of heavy rain, the skies are clearing. Boats that anchored out to safety to avoid potential damage from Tropical Storm Darby will be returning to the docks today. Last night, a thunder and lightning storm forced the KYC shuttle boats to curtail services to the boats at anchor while some sailors were still enjoying the bar, stranding them there. KYC volunteers found many of them places to sleep on club member boats. ... more ...

07/24/2016 (Article)

  • July 23, 24 Update

    Eleven more boats finished on July 23, and three on the morning of July 24, and bringing their crew and their war stories to Kaneohe Yacht Club. Depsite the sometimes squally conditions at the dock, every boat is met by volunteers bearing leis, mai tais, fresh pineapple, and a warm Hawaiian welcome. With tropical storm Darby approaching, larger boats have been required to anchor out near Coconut Island to protect both the boats and the docks from damage due to predicted high winds. ... more ...

07/23/2016 (Press Release)

  • July 23 Update - Wet, Windy and Wild

    Kaneohe Bay, HI, Saturday, July 23, 2016 – Windy, wet, wild. The skippers and crew who crossed the finish line Friday, July 22, in the 2016 Pacific Cup race all gave similar reports of intense conditions with frequent squalls, record boat speeds and confused seas. Thirteen boats finished on Friday, July 22, keeping the leis and trays welcoming committee, as well as the harbor and dock hands busy. ... more ...